The first is an opinion piece that draws on the near-death experience for inspiration. Some readers might find this appropriate and meaningful at this time of year. http://en.epochtimes.com/n2/opinion/important-things-in-life-8726.html
The next article is a profile in the local paper in Charlottesville, Virginia of Dr. Bruce Greyson, long-time editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies, that describes his work. http://www.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/education/article/uva_hopes_to_participate_in_near-death_experience/32089/#When:05:01:43Z
And finally, two articles dealing with researchers who are investigating a broad range of parapsychological phenomena, including NDEs. Some readers might be interested in this work and the interesting perspectives that scientifically trained researchers bring to these investigations.
The first is from the Evening News in Edinburgh, Scotland. http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/features/Meet-the-man-eager-to.4800144.jp
The second was recently posted on the website of Time Magazine. http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1868287,00.html